Unique place on the south side of St Louis city. Sort of an odd location. parking can be tricky and the neighborhood is a bit sketchy. bar is very small but has a side room as well. Very rustic feeling like an old corner bar kind of feel but everything is woody. Food is unique but heavy selections of meat, mostly smoked pork products. Beer selection is 20 taps now mostly local stuff and some regionals. Service was friendly and solid.
This is an amazing place. Great food. Really great. Great ambiance, very cool place - but a bit out of the way. Doesnít have a lot of beers, but what they do have is always great, including a few rarer casks from STL. Well worth the visit.
Great neighborhood joint with a good selection of local brews. Food is also very good. Itís received alot of publicity but still seems to maintain its charm. Definately will return and would recommend to anyone that has not yet tried.
A real chef with a craft beer jones making American comfort grub. Itís a neighborhood joint but I wonder if the TV fame has helped to price out the locals (we enjoyed our food but thought it was a bit pricey for what it was). Beer selection emphasized local breweries... The cask selection was sadly out. Enjoyed some Six Row and Urban Chestnut on draft instead. Went for the Monte Cristo dog per Adam Richman... Itís a bit childish though, overloaded with jam. Would love to come back but will try something else next time.
(Visited 08/2010): Stopped here after reading an interview with Adam Richman in Draft magazine where he mentioned it. It is located on Virginia Ave right off I-55. Street parking appears to be the only option in the vicinity.
The inside is rather rustic looking with table seating on the left and the short bar on the right. The decor is kind of like an old five and dime, with antique-looking knickknacks tacked up all over.
Iron Barleyís beer selection is on the small side but has some decent selections. There are 10 taps with offerings from Six Row, Left Hand, OíFallon, Cathedral, Goose Island, Boulevard, and New Belgium to name a few. As for bottles there are 10-12 with a few of the same brewers plus some of the standard stuff you see everywhere.
Service on a weekday early afternoon was decent. The place was slow and I didnít get the sense that there was a lot of beer knowledge, but then again that is not the focus here.
I did not try any of their famous food but the menu was definitely unique enough that I want to go back sometime.
Overall this place is a little out of the way from downtown but the eclectic decor and local brews should be enough to warrant a visit for someone visiting the city.
The place is not much to look at from the outside, but once you enter the building, you are pleasantly surprised. Great selection of beers, both tap and bottles, to choose from. Unique food combinations, but generous portions. Seating is limited, but well worth the wait. Would definitley visit again.
What a cool place! It is one of those places you would drive past without a second look by appearances. It is nothing special to see but the food inside is amazing and was highlighted on the Food Network. Their beer offerings are always top notch and varied. Something like 10 taps with plenty of good bottles. Because they only seat 50 or so be sure to arrive early. A fantastic quirky place that is not to be missed.
Went here for dinner on my brotherís birthday. Grabbed a pint in the bar area and headed out to the back patio, where a band started playing. Great summer patio. The inside isnít big but has a lot of character, a great old south city bar. Nice selection of locals (Schlafly, OíFallon, Six Row, etc.), regionals, and other micros. Most of Boulevardís Smokestack series available, though pricy. The food is amazing, huge portions, hearty, just perfect. The service is good- friendly and attentive enough, and plenty of staff on hand. If youíre a meat eater and beer drinker, this place is a must visit when in St. Louis.